In September, a short break in the cycling allowed Jaco and the AGS team climbed Grand Paradiso, the highest point in Italy. The AGS Team are a group of ex servicemen who are on a mission to be the first disabled team in history to complete the notorious Grand Slam. Very few adventurers have completed all stages which includes summiting the highest peak on each of the 7 continents and walking unsupported to the geographic North and South Poles.

Climbing Grand Paradiso allowed the team to put in some good training as part of their mission and see the beautiful Alps in the mean time.